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on a few other states that they either hope or fear might alter the election calculation. it's that close. the nine swing states still matter most. mitt romney went to virginia, a swing state where the polls show the race tied, and made his closing argument. >> if the president were to be reelected, you'll see high levels of unemployment continue, and stalled wage growth. if any wage growth at all, like we've seen over the last few years. >> reporter: his new ad is positive. >> mitt romney understands business. knows how to create jobs. and get our economy moving. >> reporter: but the former governor's path to a win looks difficult. in today's nbc news marist poll, romney's down by 6% in iowa, closer in new hampshire and wisconsin. that's where air force one went today, green bay. president obama back on the trail after suspending campaigning for hurricane sandy. he made his closing argument. >> we know what change looks like. and what the governor's offering sure ain't change. giving more power back to the biggest banks isn't change. leaving millions without health insurance isn't change
. >>> souper storm sandy moves on, but the effects are affecting election plans. >>> the wizards struggled in their season opener. and how about some love for the resident lumber back? anncr: it's said that character is what we do... when we think no one is looking. mitt romney: believe that they are victims. anncr: mitt romney thought no one was looking when... he attacked forty-seven percent of americans. his companies shipped jobs overseas. his plan cuts millionaires' taxes, but raises yours. he'll voucherize medicare... and make catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> violence erupted in tunisia overnight when protesters attacked a police station. one of the protesters was killed and three officers injured. the hardline islamist group was protested the arrest of a man that was accused of attacking a police chief with a knife. the government has pledged a crackdown on violence since the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya last month. >>> president obama put his camp
the election. i'm steve handelsman, news 4. >>> right now we're in the final hours of early voting in the state of maryland. tends at 9:00 tonight. and once again there are long lines at the sports and learning center in landover, where people are trying to cast their ballot. extra voting machines were added at this and other locations across the county. but people are still waiting hours on end. today our prince george's county bureau chief tracy wilkins learned that an important reason for the backlog is lack of space and those voting machines. we'll have more in a live report coming up in the next half hour. >>> it is not ye9 clear exactly how the aftermath of hurricane sandy will affect voter turnout next week. what is clear is that a big event scheduled for this weekend, the new york city marathon, has been canceled. nbc's jay gray is in atlantic city now with more on that breaking news and recovery from the storm efforts. jim? >> reporter: hey there, jim. yeah, after a couple of days of controversy mayor bloomberg reversing his decision and canceling the marathon late today, making sure a
expected it to be this crowded. >> not discouraged. wait it out. >> reporter: the d.c. board of elections officials said if the storm knocks out power, backup generators would be used to pouber machines that empower the people. >> i don't care how long the line is. we're here. we're going to vote. >> reporter: derrick ward, news 4. >>> lines were long in maryland today, too. hundreds lined up at the sports and learning complex in prince georges county. a similar situation in oxon hill, maryland, where lines wrap around the public library. some people say they waited for as long as four hours to cast their ballot. most people that we talked to said they expected to wait several hours to vote. they didn't mind. >>> both presidential campaigns are cancelling events to make sure that emergency responders can deal with sandy. mitt romney cancelled all of his sunday campaign stops in virginia. he's going to ohio instead. president obama hasn't scratched any events yet, but air force one is changing its flight schedule, and vice president biden cancelled a sunday stop in virginia beach. >>> stil
. the crew was speaking out about the dangerous task. with the election just one week away now, this unprecedented storm has impacted early voting in our region and political campaigning, too. so what happens next? >> more storm-team 4 coverage is coming up. we'll have reports from new york's battery park. plus, parts of prince george's county especially hard hit as trees came down all across the region. regi[ minto ] you know, those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> our viewers are sharing their pictures of the storm's damage. these are from devin drive in fall church. she writes that there are four trees down on t
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